Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Milano

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Country Italy
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Best time to visit May - October
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Rooftop Bar Milano
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Milan Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

A city famous for fashion, food and football – but also home to a wide range of fantstic Milano rooftop bars and terrazzas. An apertivo at a rooftop Milano lets you enjoy this beautiful city from a new perspective.

To guide you to the best venues, this complete guide will give you all the info you need about each rooftop bar Milano worth a visit: opening hours, dress code, pics, location and much more. From fancy rooftop restaurants perfect for a romantic dinner, to the most chic terrazza Milano offering a vibrant atmosphere and cool cocktails. So, which is the best rooftop Milano? Just scroll down and find the rooftop bar Milano best suited for you.

The list

16 best rooftop bars in Milano

Rooftop Milano The Roof Milano rooftop bar in Milan

The Roof Milano

$$$$ | 10th floor | Duomo di Milano
  • Highlights
  • Italian restaurant
  • Amazing views
  • Cocktail bar

The Roof Milano is an elegant fine dining rooftop restaurant & a rooftop cocktail bar, offering one of the very best views in all of Milan. A magical panoramic as far as the eye can see. Serving the perfect mix of dining and drinks, you can visit the restaurant for a lunch or dinner, enjoying a fine selection of Italian cuisine created by Chef Paolo Scaccabarozzi, or aim for the rooftop lounge for excellent cocktails, delicious finger food and panoramic views.

Rooftop Milano Sky Terrace Bar Milano Scala rooftop bar in Milan

Sky Terrace Bar Milano Scala

$$$ | 8th floor | Scala
  • Highlights
  • Mixology cocktails
  • Urban vegetable garden
  • Cosy

A very cosy rooftop Milano, located on top of the Hotel Milano Scala. Lush and green in decor, with inviting and comfy sofas to settle in, the terrace offers great 360° views over Milan and beyond. Open during the warmer season season, Sky Terrace Bar serves a healthy and delicious set of Mediterranean-inspired bar bites and well-crafted cocktails, using ingredients and herbs from the urban vegetable rooftop garden. Perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or some romantic apertifs at sunset.

Rooftop Milano The VIU Terrace rooftop bar in Milan

The VIU Terrace

$$$$ | 8th floor | Monumentale
  • Highlights
  • Elegant
  • 360° views
  • Rooftop pool

On top of the luxurious Hotel VIU you find an elegant Milan rooftop, equipped with pretty much everything you could want from a great terrace. Called The VIU Terrace, the spacious rooftop holds a beautiful pool, plenty of comfy lounge furniture and a cocktail bar. All surrounded with amazing 360° views over the Milan skyline. The rooftop terrace and pool is an exclusive oasis for hotel guests during daytime, but at evenings all are welcome for an elevated aperitivo, including crafted coktails, tasty bites and an amazing sunset.


10 Spectacular Rooftop Bars in Milan

Rooftop Milano Organics SkyGarden @Cielo rooftop bar in Milan

Organics SkyGarden @Cielo

$$$$ | 13th floor | Milan Centrale
  • Highlights
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Urban jungle
  • Music sessions

Floating 40 meters above Milan, on top of the Hyatt Centric Milan Centrale, Organics SkyGarden is an urban and elevated jungle, offering a new perspective on the city. Surrounded with lush walls of greenery and panoramic views of the Milan skyline, the beautiful and chic terrace is decorated with a great mix of comfy lounge furniture. Open nightly during the warmer season, the rooftop menu includes a fine selection of handcrafted signature cocktails, wines and premium spirits, as well as food from both the land and the net.

Rooftop Milano SunEleven Rooftop bar in Milan

SunEleven Rooftop

$$$ | 11th floor | Duomo di Milano
  • Highlights
  • Charming
  • 360° views
  • Sunset aperitifs

Covering the top floor of iH Hotels Milano Ambasciatori, found just a few steps from Milano Duomo, the casual and stylish SunEleven Rooftop comes dressed in comfy lights, plenty of greenery, pastel colors and cool LED signs. Equally stylish are the views, with 360° vistas stretching over the Madonnina and the Milan skyline. High above the chaotic streets below, here you can indulge in mixology cocktails, crafted beers and bubbles, as well as a delicious selection of tapas.

Rooftop Milano Terrazza Gallia rooftop bar in Milan

Terrazza Gallia

$$$$ | 7th floor | Milan Central Station
  • Highlights
  • Glamorous
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Panoramic views

Set seven floors above Piazza Duca D'Aosta, on top of the luxurious Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Terazza Gallia comes with both a modern and stylish indoor restaurant and lounge, as well as an elegant outdoor terrace. Here you can enjoy panoramic views over the monumental buildings in the business district of Milan. Serving fine and traditional Italian cuisine with contemporary flavours at the restaurant, the rooftop bar is open from noon to late night, offering a selection of small bites, along with mixology signature cocktails, all in a sophisticated atmosphere.

Rooftop Milano Clèr rooftop bar in Milan


$$$ | 6th floor | Garegnano
  • Highlights
  • Urban
  • Creative cocktails
  • Vibrant

Clèr Rooftop Bar springs from the idea of a large, open-air space offering creative collaborations for the public. Set on top of a former parking lot, the rooftop is a truly modern and urban space, where a sprawling mix of different furniture is scattered over the spacious terrace, creating a surprisingly charming feel. Overlooking the Milan skyline, the rooftop bar serves everything from creative and experimental cocktails, to street food style dishes, and also host everything from vintage cinema nights to vibrant live music and DJ performances.

Rooftop Milano Radio Rooftop Bar in Milan

Radio Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 10th floor | Repubblica
  • Highlights
  • Crafted cocktails
  • Fashionable
  • Day-to-night

A luxurious and beautiful rooftop Milano, perched on top of the hotel ME Milan Il Duca. Located in the Piazza della Repubblica, Radio Rooftop brings a slice of New York and London to Milan. Take the express elevator to the 10th floor and you find a view that beats most in the city. Open day-to-night, this elegant and stylish, high-energy cocktail lounge comes with lots of comfy seating both inside and out on the terrace, and offers tapas in all its forms along with creative and well crafted cocktails.

Rooftop Milano A Riccione Terrazza 12 rooftop bar in Milan

A Riccione Terrazza 12

$$$$ | 9-10th floor | Piazza S. Babila
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant + lounge
  • Spectacular views
  • Great ambience

A stylish and modern Milan rooftop, located on the 9th & 10th floor of The Brian & Barry Building in the central parts of the city. Cool in design, the rooftop mixes rooftop restaurant and rooftop lounge, as well as a bright and spacious interior with a more narrow outside terrace. All surrounded with spectacular views of the Madonnina and Milan's new skyline. At the rooftop restaurant you can enjoy the best of Mediterranean cuisine, while the rooftop lounge offers a wide selection of drinks along with finger food and small bites.

Rooftop Milano Terrazza Aperol rooftop bar in Milan

Terrazza Aperol

$$$$ | 2nd floor | Piazza del Duomo
  • Highlights
  • Aperol-inspired
  • Duomo views
  • Popular

Found right by the majestic Duomo di Milano, Terrazza Aperol is a lively and dynamic Milano rooftop bar, paying tribute to one of the hottest drinks during recent years: the Aperol Spritz. Not only the obvious option to order, the terrace is also decorated to match the popular aperitif, from the bar to the orange drop-shaped tables. With the Duomo so close it almost feels like you can reach out and touch it, you can (apart from the Aperol-based creations), also enjoy a large array of cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, all-day tapas and more filling international and local dishes as lunch.

Rooftop Milano La Rinascente Rooftop bar in Milan

La Rinascente Rooftop

$$$$ | 7th floor | Duomo di Milano
  • Highlights
  • Shopping mall
  • Doume views
  • Italian restaurants

Located just outside the cathedral in central Milan, La Rinascente is a luxurious shopping mall that offers a 7th floor rooftop food hall with several different restaurants and bars, some of them with terrace seating and really cool close up views of the Doumo. Open from morning to late nigth, most of the food served is Italian, and it is a great spot for both a sunny lunch break during some shopping in the mall, but also to just stop by for a cocktail, some coffee or a glass of champagne.

Rooftop Milano Ceresio 7 rooftop bar in Milan

Ceresio 7

$$$$ | 4th floor | Monumentale
  • Highlights
  • 2 rooftop pools
  • 360° view
  • Exclusive

A stunning and luxurious Milano rooftop bar, equipped with two rooftop swimming pools, comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas, an American bar and a fine-dining restaurant. Located in the Garibaldi district, the roof terrace gives you a fantastic 360-degree view of Milan's skyline and suroundings. Beautiful and modern in decoration, the rooftop bar offers fine mixology cocktails, and the rooftop restaurant serves great Italian classics as both lunch and dinner. Expect top-noth service and a trendy crowd.

Rooftop Milano Terrazza Triennale rooftop bar in Milan

Terrazza Triennale

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Sempione Park
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Mixologist cocktails
  • Lovely view

Terrazza Triennale is an elegant Milan rooftop bar with a great restaurant. With the byline 'Osteria con Vista', this rooftop serves Italian cuisine of the highest class. The rooftop bar is of equally high quality, where you can choose from fine wines, signature mixology cocktails and beers. Located in Sempione Park, the rooftop is set partly in a transparent greenhouse, surrounded by an outdoor terrace with lovely views over the park and city skyline, and with cosy and romantic ambience.

Rooftop Milano Terrazza Palestro rooftop bar in Milan

Terrazza Palestro

$$$ | 4th floor | Lambrate
  • Highlights
  • Modern
  • Lush terrace
  • Year round

Set on the 4th floor of the historic Swiss Center, Terrazza Palestro offers both an elegant indoor lounge, as well as a lush and stylish outdoor terrace. Serving tasty cuisine combining the flavors of Italian tradition with a creative twist as lunch and dinner, the rooftop bar is also available for aperitif nightly, where you can enjoy creative mixologist cocktails, fine Italian wines and delicious finger food. With a friendly service and sophisticated atmosphere, this rooftop Milano is a great spot to enjoy an al-fresco food and drinks with genuine 'Italian vibes'.

Rooftop Milano Terrazza Duomo 21 in Milan

Terrazza Duomo 21

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Piazza del Duomo
  • Highlights
  • Signature cocktails
  • Duomo-views
  • All days

A pretty hot and trendy Milano rooftop, working as both lounge, cocktail bar and restaurant. The indoor, multi-level venue is complemented with a 3rd floor rooftop terrace where you get premium front-row views over the beautiful and historical Duomo and to the square in front of it. Great rooftop bar for a relaxing lunch or apertif break while exploring the cental parts of town. Towards the night the vibe gets a bit more upbeat after work, sometimes with live DJs.

Rooftop Milano Globe rooftop bar in Milan


$$$ | 8th floor | Piazza Cinque Giornate
  • Highlights
  • Restaurant + Lounge Bar
  • Great cocktails
  • Weekend brunch

A restaurant, lounge and rooftop bar, perched on top of the Coin department store, right by Piazza Cinque Giornate. Stylish and chic in decoration and with lovely views over one of the most ancient squares in Milan, Globe offers a bit of different settings depending on when you visit. Come earlier for a more calm and relaxing meal, then as the night wears on the vibe turns more lounge vibrant. Enjoy an ever changing international food menu and crafted mixology cocktails.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

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City info

Rooftop bar Milano

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: May-Oct

Residents: 1,4 millions

Climate: temperate

The climate in Milan is warm in the spring, summer and autumn, and a little bit colder in the winter. The city is teeming with good restaurants and nightclubs, and the supply of rooftop bars in Milan is also big.

There're also some lovely roof gardens in the city center where you can enjoy good food and wine to the scene of the city's rooftops or the mighty Duomo. Lots of rooftop bars in Milan are located at restaurants or luxurious hotels.

Speaking of hotels, here's a great guide to hotels in Milan. Hopefully this article helped you answering the question of, which is the best rooftop Milano?

About Milan

Milan is Italy's second largest city and has one of Europe’s largest metropolitan areas. The city is one of the world's most famous fashion cities and it hosts fashion shows at the highest level several times a year. Here you will also find one of the world's most famous and best opera houses La Scala. Milan also has two of Europe's most prestigious and successful football teams, Milan and Inter Milan, who both play their home matches at the impressive stadium San Siro.